>> Read between the lines with these: the best of the upcoming season's fashion tomes. From designer anthologies to magazine compendiums to haute biographies — there are three on Coco Chanel alone — this Fall is, literally, one for the books. In fact, it seems like everyone who's anyone will debut a coffee-table edition come October: Carine Roitfeld, Rick Owens, Ralph Lauren, Christian Louboutin, and Glenda Bailey all have glossy monographs on the way. Here, the volumes we just can't wait to devour.
Posts for August 16th 2011
A look at the full offering of pumps and boots — which ranges $275 for ballet flats to $995 for leopard print knee-high boots — plus, a peek at the collection's ad campaign, inspired by the 1981 film Body Heat, in the slideshow.
>> W's September 2011 issue — which marks Edward Enninful's first full issue as the magazine's fashion and style director and Lori Goldstein's as style editor-at-large — doesn't hit newsstands until Aug. 23, but we've got a preview of its innards. Goldstein works with Guinevere van Seenus on a colorful, jewelry-centric spread; Mario Sorrenti captures Sasha Pivovarova and Freja Beha Erichsen in a comic book-bright piece; and Edward Enninful transforms Kristen Stewart into a bombshell for the issue's cover.
Among the September issue's other highlights: Steven Klein photographs Amber Valletta evolving from 20 to 120 years old with the help of prosthetic makeup; Tim Blanks profiles Phoebe Philo; Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott snap a fetishistic spread — with Lara Stone, Joan Smalls, and Tao Okamoto — inspired by Helmut Newton and The Night Porter; and Enninful, Steven Meisel, and makeup artist Pat McGrath collaborate on "Transformers," featuring models turned into heroines from the past. Think Linda Evangelista as Zizi Jeanmaire, Karen Elson as Judy Garland, Raquel Zimmermann as Babe Paley, and Jessica Stam as Gala Dali.
Gallery is NSFW.
>> Here's a little preview of some of the shoes and bags designers plan to send down the runway for Spring 2012, and not a moment too soon; our Fashion Week anticipation is mounting by the day. Thanks to WWD — who've just posted a selection of Spring 2012 accessories sketches from some of our favorite designers — the wait just got a little easier. From the looks of it, one thing is certain: Spring 2012 will have no shortage of vertiginous, strappy shoes.